Top 5 Worst Coaching Decisions

CBS Los Angeles

Every coach and manager screws up now and again — they’re only human, which is admittedly hard to remember since they talk like robots 99% of the time.

But some of them have made decisions so boneheaded, and so anti-winning, that it’s a shocker any team would let them do anything but sweep up the locker room. We’re talking atrocious ideas like …

5. Grady Little Keeps Pedro Martinez in, Red Sox Blow 2003 ALCS

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In case you’ve forgotten, there was a time when the Boston Red Sox didn’t win the World Series every few years. But their 85-year-drought was showing signs of letting up by 2003, when the Sox faced the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Five outs away from making it to the Series, Sox ace Pedro Martinez was clearly weakening, and needed to be pulled in favor of just about anybody…

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